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    6G's to replace liner?

    I have a 20x40 IG pool and just received a quote to have the liner replaced.

    Replacement includes:
    - drain, remove old liner, chlorine rinse for bacteria control, smooth out any rough spots, patch any large cracks, caulk seams, clear debris, install liner

    - 27 mil liner

    - new faceplates and gaskets (I have 4 returns)

    - 1 load of trucked in water

    Total cost is $6000

    Does this sound about right? I have no idea but am thinking of getting 1 or two other quotes. This particular quote came from our pool builder and we do trust them to do good work but I want to make sure I'm keeping them honest!!

    Thanks!
    Bill Boehm
    Cary, IL
    32,000 Gal, 20x40 IG Liner with water slide and swim out. Auto-cover, Polaris 280, Pentair (Sta-Rite) VS-3050 pump with EasyTouch Control System and Laars LG250N Heater.

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    No doubt....get another quote.
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    Yowza - they sure think they are made of gold - or is it the water that is golden? I'm with Dave on this one.
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    Sounds like they're putting the screws to ya!!!
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    Yeah definately shop around. We replaced the liner in my moms 18x36 I/G about 3 yrs ago and it was about 2k.

    You can rent a sump pump from Home Depot and drain it yourself and also refill it yourself. That is what we did.
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    Thanks all

    Here's the breakdown:

    Labor $2800
    Liner $2600
    Faceplates and gaskets $400
    1 truckload of H20 - $200

    The 27mil liner is more expensive than traditional 20mil liners but we really wanted to go with something that's going to last this time around. But even at that, $2600 seems a bit high. And from what I'm hearing, $2800 in labor is WAY too high.

    1 truckload of water is just enough to set the liner. I don't remember how many we needed when we first built the pool but probably 3 or 4 truckloads total.

    I'll definitely be getting a couple more quotes.

    Thanks for the insight!
    Bill Boehm
    Cary, IL
    32,000 Gal, 20x40 IG Liner with water slide and swim out. Auto-cover, Polaris 280, Pentair (Sta-Rite) VS-3050 pump with EasyTouch Control System and Laars LG250N Heater.

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    Re: 6G's to replace liner?

    Quote Originally Posted by bboehm
    This particular quote came from our pool builder and we do trust them to do good work but I want to make sure I'm keeping them honest!!

    I don't know what area of the US you are from: but if the other quotes you get are in the ballpark of the first, I think your last sentence says it all.
    Hotrod30

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    We are in the NW suburbs of Chicago. If anyone knows of a good, reputable installer that they would recommend, I'm all ears!!

    I called Arvidson today (another local pool co.) and they said roughly $3500 to do the liner replacement. That's alot more in line with what I had originally envisioned.

    I'll be getting a couple more quotes.
    Bill Boehm
    Cary, IL
    32,000 Gal, 20x40 IG Liner with water slide and swim out. Auto-cover, Polaris 280, Pentair (Sta-Rite) VS-3050 pump with EasyTouch Control System and Laars LG250N Heater.

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